Coyote Fire Update: Red flag weather conditions; active monitoring continues

Monday May 16, 2016                              
Fire: Coyote Fire                                           
Total Personnel: 211
Acres: 11,820
Start Date: May 7, 2016                                                                                
Cause: Lightning                                           
Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM          
Containment: 30%
Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain                                                              

Yesterday: There was limited new growth on the fire yesterday. However, fire managers continued to actively monitor the fire as some heat remained in interior pockets of unburned forest debris and brush.

Today: Red flag weather conditions, including strong winds and low humidities, are predicted to develop over the fire area today. Crews will continue to monitor the fire for any wind driven flare-ups. Some interior smoldering is likely to continue, producing light, visible smoke.

“Although there was limited growth yesterday, we will remain vigilant,” said Eric Brunnemann, Superintendent of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  “This is still an active fire area and may remain so for some time.”

Closures: Dog Canyon, Devil’s Hall Trail, Frijole Trail, Foothill Trail and all backcountry areas of the Park will remain CLOSED until further notice. Park areas remaining open are Guadalupe Peak Trail, El Capitan, and Smith Spring Trail.

Fire Information:
Coyote Fire Information No. (575) 616-7901
Inciweb:  inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4719
Text Message: text “follow GuadalupeMtnsNP” to 40404
Facebook: facebook.com/guadalupe.mountains
Twitter: twitter.com/GuadalupeMtnsNP

 

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